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  • New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?

    NEW YORK – Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Information sought about vehicle vandalism

    MAPLE PARK – Crime Stoppers is seeking information about vandalism that occurred to a vehicle parked in the driveway of a Maple Park residence.
    April 23, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Michael Brown’s parents file lawsuit against the city of Ferguson

    CLAYTON, Mo. – Michael Brown’s parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new chapter in the legal bat ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Police: Boyfriend cut with scissors, maced by woman

    DeKALB – A DeKalb woman who was charged with aggravated domestic battery after she cut her boyfriend with scissors was released Thursday on $300 bail.
    April 23, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Police association to host pancake breakfast

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Police Benevolent and Protective Association is inviting community members to its annual pancake breakfast Sunday.
    April 23, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Petraeus sentenced to 2 years’ probation

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Unemployment rate falls to 5.6 percent in DeKalb County

    DeKALB – DeKalb County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent last month, down from 7.8 percent during March 2014, according to preliminary figure ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Lawyer: NIU hazing defendants won't face jail time

    SYCAMORE – Five former members of Northern Illinois University’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity facing felony hazing charges in connection with the acciden ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Chicago Bears to assist in tornado recovery efforts in Fairdale

    The Bears announced that the team will make a $100,000 donation to the United Way of Rock River Valley to assist in recovery efforts for those affecte ...
    April 23, 2015 - 8:25 pm
  • Judge sentences ex-lawmaker Derrick Smith, says politicians 'don't get it'

    CHICAGO – A federal judge sentenced a former state lawmaker on Thursday to five months in prison for pocketing a $7,000 bribe, chiding Illinois' polit ...
    April 23, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Election results: Davis, Smith join DeKalb School District 428 board; O'Leary keeps one-vote lead in DeKalb's 7th Ward

    SYCAMORE – Write-in candidates Fred Davis Jr. and Rick Smith emerged Thursday as the final two winners in the seven-way race for seats on DeKalb-based ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general, ending months of delay.
    April 23, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • Southeast Elementary custodian faces sex assault charges

    SYCAMORE – A 51-year-old Sycamore man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl at his home has been placed on leave from his custodial job at Sou ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls

    NEW YORK – For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs — notably the presidential hop ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Obama says he takes full responsibility for hostage deaths

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Thursday he takes "full responsibility" for a U.S. counterterrorism mission that inadvertently killed an Amer ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • Reader Poll

    Crime levels dropped in DeKalb in 2014, statistics show. Have you noticed?
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